Denmark’s de Forest wins Eurovision song contest

MALMO, Sweden – Denmark’s Emmelie de Forest won this year’s Eurovision Song Contest Saturday with her ethno-inspired flute and drum tune “Only Teardrops,” despite tough competition from spectacular stage shows by performers from Azerbaijan and Ukraine.

Juries and television viewers across Europe awarded the barefoot, hippie-chic de Forest for the catchy love song that is driven by her deep, Shakira-like voice.